'Homecoming Tips' – article
Reunion time with your military spouse can be both a great experience and also one that creates problems in your marriage. Here are some tips to make the homecoming easier and more enjoyable.
'Military Married to Military' – article
Written specifically for active-duty military couples who are struggling with the challenges of keeping a marriage alive when both partners are deployed.
Couples and Relationships from the BBC
Excellent tips for communication, openness, honesty, patience, and conflict resolution with your romantic partner.
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
General resources, information, advice, and articles for couples who would like to find out more about counseling. In addition, typing 'military' into the search engine brings up over 100 articles specifically pertaining to relationships and military life.
The Family and Marriage Counseling Directory
A nationwide directory of counselors and therapists specializing in marriage and couples, including articles, resources, and links on improving communication skills, intimacy, and trust between couples.
Communicating in Relationships: A Guide for Couples and Professionals. Fincham, Frank D., Fernandes, Leyan O.L., and Humphreys, Keith. Campaign, IL: Research Press, 1993.
A book that provides information about how one can enhance current and future relationships through improved communication.
Couple Skills: Making Your Relationship Work. McKay, Matthew et.al. New Harbinger Publications, 2006.
A classic relationship-skills book offering couples a comprehensive approach to better communication, greater intimacy, and deeper commitment based on cognitive behavioral therapy.
Surviving Deployment: A Guide for Military Families. Pavlicin, Karen M. Elva Resa Publishing, 2003.
This book covers everything from long-distance romance and post-deployment marriage advice to problems with finances, kids, communication and careers.
The Treasure of Staying Connected for Military Couples. Lange, Janel. Serviam Publishing, 2004.
This short book gives tips for strengthening relationships and success stories of couples who have weathered the storm of military separation.
When Duty Calls: A Handbook for Families Facing Military Separation. Vandesteeg, Carol. Life Journey Publishing, 2005.
This book helps families learn what to expect as they prepare for deployment, how to communicate while separated, keeping the love alive between spouses, helping children through the separation, and reuniting at the end of the tour of duty.
Healing the trauma of domestic violence: A workbook for women. Kubany, Edward S., McCaig, Mari A., & Laconsay, Janet R. Oakland: New Harbinger, 2003.
This is a self help workbook that provides a step-by-step approach for formerly battered women to overcome abuse-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.